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Healthy Homemade Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are happy childhood memories, aren’t they? There is something about them that just everybody likes. At least, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like them. Admit it, as a child you wouldn’t stop eating them before the whole bag was empty… Not that I know from experience… 😉 But as you grew up, you learned to read the ingredient list on the back of the bag and you probably realised that maybe eating a whole bag in one sitting just wasn’t good for you.

And chances are that it became a guilty pleasure, that you would only allow yourself once in a while. Behold, I’m about to bring back your childhood joy – guaranteed guilt-free! 🙂 These anti-inflammatory healthy homemade gummy bears are chock-full of nutrients and very easy and quick to make too. No excuses there!

Heart-shaped anti-inflammatory healthy homemade gummy bears. | PearTreePond Blog #gummybears #antiinflammatory #treats #lollies

Healthy homemade gummy bears.

Healthy Protein & Probiotics

Now let me tell you about my super healthy homemade gummy bears.  The basis of the mixture is lovely yoghurt which adds freshness and is a good source of protein, and calcium. You could even choose one with gastric acid-resistant probiotic cultures, to do your digestive system a favour. Then, of course, we need the gelatine (since animal welfare is important, I recommend high-quality gelatine from grass-fed cattle) – it bestows the gummy texture on this treat and impresses with a remarkable list of health benefits which you can read up on here.


Powerful Anti-inflammatory Ingredients

I use turmeric mainly for its anti-inflammatory properties, but it also doubles as a yellow colouring agent. Including cardamom and rose water into the mixture, I went for a more grown-up taste with these gummy bears. Although my two little ones absolutely love them as well and I have to be quick if I’d like some for myself. Rose water is extracted from the Damask rose (Rosa damascena Mill. L.) and has been used for its scent as well as for religious and medical purposes. It is reported to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and antitussive (effective against coughs) and has traditionally been used for centuries. Cardamom is yet another anti-inflammatory ingredient in this recipe.


Ingredients for healthy homemade gummy bears: honey, lemon, rose water. | PearTreePond Blog #gummybears #antiinflammatory #treats #lollies


Vitamins & Enzymes

Last but not least, I use lemon to add Vitamin C and raw honey to balance the tartness. Thus, I avoid the processed sugar and add even more antibacterial and antifungal goodness. Keep in mind not to heat your gummy bear mixture too much, in order to take full advantage of the health benefits of the honey and yoghurt. The probiotic bacteria in yoghurt won’t survive temperatures above 45°C and temperatures above 60°C denature the beneficial enzymes in honey, rendering them ineffective. Lucky for us, gelatine melts between 25°C and 40°C, so no need to bring the gummy bear mixture above 40°C.

FYI, I used these silicone moulds for making the gummy bears and was very happy with them. They are easy to use and store and can even go into the dishwasher!


Silicon moulds for making healthy homemade gummy bears. | PearTreePond Blog #gummybears #anti-inflammatory #healthy #homemade


Are you excited to give these anti-inflammatory healthy gummy bears a try? I hope you are! Full disclosure: They don’t taste like store-bought gummy bears, and their consistency is rather on the soft side. You can easily adjust this though by adding more gelatine, if you prefer them harder.

Have fun experimenting and let me know whether you liked them or not!


Anti-Inflammatory Healthy Homemade Gummy Bears

20 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 6 tbsp liquid (juice, milk, nut milk or water)
  • 36g gelatine
  • 250g yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp curcuma
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice & zest
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp rose water


  1. Weigh the yoghurt.
  2. Weigh your gelatine into a small sauce pan and soak it in 6 tbsp liquid of your choice for a few minutes. (Clumps are fine at this stage.)
  3. Put the sauce pan on the stove on a very low heat and start stirring until the gelatine melts and the clumps dissolve. (Careful not to over-heat your mixture!)
  4. Stir in the yoghurt.
  5. Stir in the cardamom and curcuma.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and zest.
  7. Take the sauce pan off the heat an stir in the honey and rose water.
  8. Working quickly, use a pipette to disperse the mixture into your gummy bear moulds.
  9. Transfer the moulds to the fridge and let mixture set for about 45min.
  10. Enjoy!


lacto vegetarian
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free


I'm Claudia from PearTreePond - The Solopreneur Safety Net. My mission is to help moms with no prior experience in the online business world become successful work-at-home moms by starting their own profitable blog.


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